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Why Quality Toothpaste Matters

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Toothpaste is Vital to Your Oral Hygiene Everyone knows about the importance of having a good oral hygiene routine. From the moment your teeth first start growing in, caring for your teeth has been an integral part of your overall health and well-being. A good oral hygiene routine typically consists of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. …

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6 Dental Hygiene Tips to Follow in 2021

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Make Your Dental Hygiene a Priority in 2021 2020 is finally coming to an end! This year has been a tumultuous one due in large part to the global pandemic. People have had to adjust their way of living to protect themselves, their families, and their community. Businesses (even us at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Las Colinas) had to …

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TMJ Disorders: What You Need to Know

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TMJ Pain Can Cause Great Discomfort Typically, when we think about going to the dentist, we think about dental cleanings, braces, root canals, and anything else that has to do with our teeth and gums. And rightfully so. However, your dentist can help you in countless other ways. Your oral health involves a lot more than just your teeth and …

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The Dangers of Teeth Grinding

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Teeth Grinding Can Cause Major Damage Teeth grinding is one of the worst habits for your teeth. Commonly referred to as bruxism, grinding, clenching, or gnashing puts unnecessary and potentially destructive pressure on your teeth. It is an easy way to damage your teeth or cause other oral issues. If you wake up with sensitive teeth, a sore jaw, or …

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Halloween and Your Teeth

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Halloween Leads to an Excess of Candy Halloween is right around the corner! The entire month of October revolves around this one day. It’s a month full of scary stories, dressing up as your favorite character, going to costume parties, and candy. Halloween is a time to have fun with your friends and family. However, because candy plays such a …

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Bad Habits That Harm Your Teeth

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Many Habits are Bad for Your Teeth Your teeth are one of the toughest parts of your body. After all, they have to be if they are going to be used to chew through food. However, even being so durable, they are not indestructible. They can still suffer damage like the rest of your body. From sports injuries to dental …

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What to Expect During a Dental Exam?

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Dental Exams Are Crucial to Your Oral Health Dentists and other oral care experts recommend that you regularly visit your dentist for a routine dental exam, at least once every six months or twice a year. These exams play a pivotal role in ensuring that your mouth is healthy and devoid of any harmful conditions. Many oral health conditions exist …

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What Do Bloody Gums Mean?

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Bloody Gums are Often a Sign of a Larger Issue Caring for your teeth and practicing proper oral hygiene is crucial to the overall health of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily are two ways to keep your mouth healthy. Whenever you do not take proper care of your oral …

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What is a Dental Emergency?

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Dental Emergencies Should Be Treated Immediately Dentists and other dental care experts have dedicated their lives to keeping your teeth and mouth healthy and clean. Like other healthcare experts, dentists have spent years learning as much about teeth and oral hygiene to prepare them for treating patients. These highly educated and well-versed individuals offer dental care services, such as dental …

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How to Ease Dental Anxiety

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Dental Anxiety Often Keeps People Away From The Dentist Your oral and dental hygiene should be just as much of a priority as your overall health. The health of your mouth is connected to other health complications in your body, such as heart disease and lung infections. If you don’t take proper care of your mouth, you may put the …

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October is National Dental Hygiene Month

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Good Dental Hygiene Helps Your Entire Body As you grow up, you are likely to have been told time and time again about the importance of dental hygiene. From the moment your teeth first grow in, you have more than likely been taught how to properly keep your teeth and mouth clean. Hopefully, you have been going to your dentist …

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What is a Root Canal?

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Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth & Surrounding Tissue The field of dental care often gets a bad reputation because of portrayals in many different media. Visits to the dentists are shown as painful and all-around bad experiences. It doesn’t matter what treatment is shown. One of the treatments with the worst reputation out of all of them is …

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July 18th: Dental Awareness Day

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Being Aware of Proper Dental Care Can Lead to Countless Benefits Throughout the year, there are countless days on the calendar that are set up in celebration of or in awareness of certain causes and traditions. For those in the world of dentistry, July 18th marks Dental Awareness Day. This is a time for dentists, oral hygienists, and others in …

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How Smoking Affects Your Mouth

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Smoking’s Effect On Your Mouth Should Not Be Overlooked Smoking’s effect in developing cardiovascular disease and lung cancer has become well documented over the years. However, how smoking affects your mouth is a much less talked about issue, yet one that is just as serious. The effect smoking has on your mouth has become an increasingly popular topic over the …

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Foods that Promote a Healthy Smile

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A Healthy Diet is as Important to Your Teeth as Your Body It is commonly known that a good diet can go a long way in improving the overall health of your body. However, what you eat also plays quite a large role in the health of your teeth as well. There are plenty of foods that promote a healthy …

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Preventing Oral Cancer

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Oral Cancer Can Drastically Affect Your Life When it comes to managing your oral health, the majority of people focus their attention on eliminating bad breath, improving the whiteness of their teeth, or preventing cavities. While all of these are important to focus on, they are not the only issues that need attention. Oral cancer is a very real and …

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Foods That Stain Your Teeth

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As we grow older, we notice that our teeth become less white and bright as they were when we were young. It is important to ensure that you are taking care of your smile to avoid oral problems, especially that of tooth decay and gum disease. While keeping your mouth healthy is of utmost importance, naturally, we also are concerned …

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Facts About Gum Disease

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Did you know that over 80% of the adult population experience some variation or level of gum disease? With periodontal disease, or gum disease, being so common and risky, it is extremely important to have a good understanding of the condition yet many people do not. What is gum disease? Periodontal diseases affect the gums and surrounding tissues of the …